Chinese Official: Don't Buy U.S. Bonds




 
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April 5th, 2006  
Solve et Coagula
 

Topic: Chinese Official: Don't Buy U.S. Bonds


Chinese Official: Don't Buy U.S. Bonds

HONG KONG - China should stop buying U.S. Treasuries and take steps to reduce its holdings in those bonds, a Hong Kong newspaper on Tuesday quoted a high-ranking Chinese official as saying.

China should instead increase imports from the United States, said Cheng Siwei, a vice chairman of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, the Wen Wei Po reported.

Currency traders said the report caused some players to sell the U.S. dollar, prompting the currency to pull back from earlier gains. The dollar was trading at 117.68 yen Tuesday afternoon in Tokyo, up 0.03 yen from late Monday in New York.

Analysts estimate that China invests about three-quarters of its foreign currency reserves which last year rose to $818.9 billion in U.S. Treasuries.

Cheng, who spoke at a conference in Hong Kong, also said that U.S. restrictions on some high-tech, high-value exports to China have contributed to the trade imbalance between the two nations, the Chinese-language paper said. Last year, the U.S. reported a $202 billion trade deficit with China, a record with any country.

The official said that the short-term strategy for the Chinese currency's regime is to widen the yuan's trading band at an appropriate time, while keeping the currency stable and avoiding a buildup in foreign reserves, the paper reported.

In the long term, Cheng said the goal for the yuan is to reach full convertibility, though there is no timetable, the paper reported.

China's central bank said Tuesday that Cheng's remarks on the country's use of its foreign exchange reserves and yuan reform are his own and not representative of the bank's position.

Last July, China revalued the yuan, raising its value by 2.1 percent against the dollar and allowing it trade in a restricted float. Still, the government exerts a great deal of control over the yuan's value, and it has appreciated only about 1 percent since that time.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060404/...china_us_bonds
April 5th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
Phoenix80: Don't buy chinese crap!
April 5th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
You got a temporary ban.
Keep up this stuff and you will get a permanent one.
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April 7th, 2006  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Hmmm....

Buying Chi-Com products.

I try not too, thank you very much.
April 7th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
This guy has been banned.
April 7th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
Suits me. His knowledge of any subject was only Powerpoint deep.
April 7th, 2006  
sandy
 
Hahahaha,what an unimportant thing.
Quote:
Buying Chi-Com products.
That is not unavoidable thing.
But I have never seen chinese products except cheap goods
though Chinese quality is becoming better and better as their expansion of welfare rate.
April 7th, 2006  
filmmaker
 
 
Quote;But I have never seen chinese products except cheap goods
though Chinese quality is becoming better and better as their expansion of welfare rate.

see, I told you you dislike chinese stuff. hahahaha!
keep doing it! it is hell of fun!
April 8th, 2006  
CABAL
 
 
I asked the mods to lock this thread. This has nothing to do with International Military news. Simple as that.